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Old 07-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #11
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Your clutch is "50% worn" after 30,000 miles? Whoa.
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This does not surprise me. I'd love to have my clutch inspected. Although, the OP said he wasn't easy on this car.
It would surprise me, unless the clutch has been severely abused. I have 140K miles on my '01 ZX3 with the same trans, and the original clutch works perfectly. Granted, the MK3 doesn't have the same clutch as the MK1, but I would think that the dual-mass flywheel might even extend the life of the clutch beyond that of the '01 solid flywheel setup.

Flywheel hotspots and an engine damaged the way this one is would indicate to me that it was indeed abused.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #12
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The OP does have a 5 speed so may not be a parallel experience.
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Just like anyone who's ever bragged about getting out of a speeding ticket or how they raced some Civic ricer and won on the street. Why should I even treat my car well if I know I can just beat it up and get my engine replaced?
Because wrecklessly destroying your engine and having it replaced under warranty might be fraudulent and dishonest? I think a better analogy would be in regards to insurance fraud, not racing on the street.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #14
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It would surprise me, unless the clutch has been severely abused. I have 140K miles on my '01 ZX3 with the same trans, and the original clutch works perfectly. Granted, the MK3 doesn't have the same clutch as the MK1, but I would think that the dual-mass flywheel might even extend the life of the clutch beyond that of the '01 solid flywheel setup.

Flywheel hotspots and an engine damaged the way this one is would indicate to me that it was indeed abused.
This was my point.

A clutch at 50% after 30k would indicate a life expectancy of 70k-ish.

No way that's normal wear-n-tear.
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This was my point.
I know it was. I just wanted to further expound.
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I know it was. I just wanted to further expound.
LOL, I know - and I appreciate it.
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Why would he make this public knowledge? :-\
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Why would he make this public knowledge? :-\
I was wondering the same thing... maybe because his car is already fixed and returned? But I'm sure if Ford got wind of this, it could be corrected in a hot second.

This is one of those things you put in a shoe box under your bed and never open that box again - maybe bury it in the back yard. Don't put it on the internet for everyone to see!
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Wow a lot of haters this morning. This was more a "WHOO Ford was awesome enough to give me a new engine", NOT "I screwed over Ford". Where did i say i didnt take car of my car. Fluids are changed constantly, w/ high grade oil every 3k on the dot and premium gas. I was implying i drive alot 30k in about a year and a half, and most of it is for pleasure. (its common for me to go on a drive and empty my whole tank ~300mi) There was no sign of abuse on the engine and no over rev codes. Ford found absolutely nothing that would show otherwise. If i didn't over rev how in the world did i break my main bearings... Ford is tight with their warranty, don't you think they would void me if they found a reason too, and the clutch is clearly not way out side of norms or they would have voided me on that. They tried to void me on my stickers clearly they couldn't find anything i did wrong.
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Wow a lot of haters this morning. This was more a "WHOO Ford was awesome enough to give me a new engine", NOT "I screwed over Ford". Where did i say i dont take car of my car. Fluids are changed constantly, w/ high grade oil every 3k on the dot and premium gas. I was implying i drive alot 30k in about a year and a half, and most of it is for pleasure. (its common for me to go on a drive and empty my whole tank ~300mi) There was no sign of abuse on the engine and no over rev codes. Ford found absolutely nothing that would show otherwise. If i didn't over rev how in the world did i break my main bearings... Ford is tight with there warranty, don't you think they would void me if they found a reason too, and the clutch is clearly not way out side of norms or they would have voided me on that. They tried to void me on my stickers clearly they couldn't find anything i did wrong.
Well I for one will apologize for my skepticism. Your original post just sounded really shady the way you worded it. I think people may have misinterpreted.
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